Imagine being able to bike, walk, and hike from Buffalo to Manhattan on one safe trail. By 2020, that dream will become a reality. 

According to Curbed, Governor Cuomo announced the Empire State Trail, a 750-mile path for anything but driving that will stretch from Manhattan to northern New York. This traill will connect NYC, and travel from Albany to Buffalo.

The Empire State Trail is envisioned as a way to continue stoking tourism throughout the state, already at an all-time high.

“It would change the economic activity throughout the state,” Cuomo said. “The Empire State Trail, once completed, will be the nation’s largest state multi-use trail network, providing residents and visitors alike unprecedented access to New York's outdoor treasures, driving tourism and economic activity to communities across the state and helping to protect our environmental resources for generations to come.”"

Good news- The Empire State Trail will be a paved surface. This trail will allow people to walk, run, bike, hike, and roller blade across New York.

Are you excited to use this trail?


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